After Peterlee on Saturday the festive cheer made its way to Washington last night.
The season of good will landed in Concord with Simon and Lauren helping flick the switch.
Along with local lass Harley Hawthorn and the Deputy Mayor of Sunderland Councillor David Snowdon, Councillor for the Washington East ward, they turned on the Washington Christmas lights at Victoria Road, followed by a fireworks display.
This Thursday it’s the turn of Sunderland City Centre to become illuminated at Keel Square from 17:30.
Here’s the moment the lights came on….